Meanwhile Ben and Burt turned up keen to get away in the second wave. Based on satellite images and Stravadata it seems that the pair did the Makara Loop over the weekend and we all know that means a long race is coming up. So the secret is out Ben and Burt are going to do the New Plymouth Marathon on 7 March. This is the race that drops in altitude from start to finish but includes undulations as they will find out.
Interestingly the record for the fastest time for this race is held by Scottish member Matt Dravitski who stopped the clock way back in 2006 at 2.13. Matt is of course a member of the famous Dravitski running clan (Gerald & Max) who along with the legendary Paul Ballinger made New Plymouth Harriers one very powerful club in the 70's and 80".
|Ian Kemp (Mr Cool Running) & Leah Kemp - the photo looks a bit overexposed|
|Ben Twyman wearing his blue running T-Shirt. He has a grey one as well|
|84 year old Michael Browne|
|Michelle Van Looy|
|John Hines - took a shortcut|